False teeth lead to Winnipeg woman's arrest

Leaving a set of false teeth behind at a convenience story almost seven years ago has come back to...

Leaving a set of false teeth behind at a convenience story almost seven years ago has come back to bite a robbery suspect in Winnipeg. (Fotolia)

David Larkins, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:39 PM ET

WINNIPEG — Leaving a set of false teeth behind at a convenience store almost seven years ago has come back to bite a robbery suspect in Winnipeg.

Police in Winnipeg this week made an arrest in the 2007 knife-point robbery after DNA testing on the dropped teeth led them to a woman recently convicted of an unrelated crime.

“Because of the initial processing of the DNA from the incident dating back to 2007, recently there was a hit,” Const. Jason Michalyshen said.

Michalyshen said police are often able to make arrests based on left-behind items — “from clothing to identification” — but admits a pair of falsies is a rare item to work with.

The unnamed woman now faces charges in the 2007 convenience store knife-point robbery.


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